rootbeer on the roof.

NYFW had a real effect on me stylistically & personally.  first off, i now use ridiculous words like ‘stylistically’ but aside from my prolifically expanded slightly affected vocabulary, i’ve also started taking more style risks. i wear what i want, rather than what i think people here want to see. granted, being in NYC does help but my wardrobe has gotten more fun recently.

hat via 'indiana jones’
bandana via unbranded
cardigan via unbranded
shirt via gildan
pant via rogue territory
shoe via allen edmond

rootbeer is good.
(that was profound)


clean up your look for winter & always bring flowers.

This blazer has becoming my go over the past month. Its a great color & fabric with all the right details (unstructured, button cuffs, duel vents, patch pockets & narrow lapel) - Gap x GQ - Ian Velardi did a fantastic job with this piece & i couldn’t be happier.

Shoes are new, suede Allen Edmond Amoks. Pretty solid after 3 weeks of (nearly) everyday wear, finally picking up some water marks & truly breaking in.

Denim is new, well - not new, but new. My 2 year old RT stanton’s may have been hung up for good recently. Even after the Self Edge denim repair treatment, the crotch in my stanton’s blew out again, so with heavy encouragement from those dear to me, i moved on. to a new pair. I macgyver hemmed them for a cropped look - still getting used to them.

blazer via gap x gq - ian velardi
v neck long sleeve via old navy
tie via ernest alexander
shirt via ernest alexander
pocket square via unknown
lapel flower via hook & ALBERT
denim via rogue territorry
shoe via allen edmond 

smile at someone on the street today.



1960’s military shirt $20
grey bandana $2
thread & materials $6

i scored this killer military jacket in new hope PA last time i was around home, after some quick drafting and detail confirmation i commissioned this really pretty chick who knew how to use a sewing machine. the results are stellar, and i have my new favorite light weight jacket.

denim via baldwin
belt via gap
flops via clarks 

write down all of your ideas in ink. make them happen.

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I always like to have an original living space, its nice to wake up in something creative. I was looking for something interesting to counteract my lack of closer space, this seemed to make sense. 
i really like the result now i just have to pick up a couple more racks. 

club monaco, rogue territory ISC, j.crew DIY yellow, rogue territory stantons, baldwin reeds, rogue territory NSC